Day 1-2: Boston
Enjoy two days in New England’s largest city. Most of Boston can be easily explored by foot. Spend some time walking on the Freedom Trail, which highlights the most important historical sites in the city, including Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House, the Old State House, Copley Square, Trinity Church and Hancock Tower. Other notable sites include the Boston Common, the site of the Boston Tea Party, the Old North Church, and the Bunker Hill Monument. Visit the famous Harvard University, located in Cambridge, across the Charles River. While in Boston we also recommend a whale watch cruise on a high- speed catamaran (Apr. – Oct.), or spend some time and the New England Aquarium.
Day 3: Portland / Mid Coast Maine
A scenic drive along the coast takes you north through Salem (site of the famous Witch Trials of 1694), Marblehead, Ipswich, and Newburyport. From there, you will be travelling to Kennebunkport, Maine. The Kennebunks are ship-building and coastal trading towns, settled in 1620. In Portland, a historic city with a charming restored waterfront, you should visit the Old Port, located directly on Casco Bay. And why not enjoy a world famous Maine lobster for dinner? Apx. 110 mi / 178 km
Day 4-5: Mid Coast Maine / Bar Harbor ME
Bar Harbor is the entrance to the Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island. Acadia National Park boasts more than 47,000 acres of lakes, ponds, mountains, and ocean shoreline of protected land along the coast of Maine. Steep slopes rise above the rocky shore, including Cadillac Mountain, which at 1,530 feet is the highest point on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Enjoy the striking scenery and mountain trails in the park. Apx. 175 mi / 282 km
Day 6: Bar Harbor – White Mountains
Today you will travel through the beautiful White Mountain National Forest. With a backdrop of over 700,000 acres of protected White Mountain National Forest it boasts the tallest peak in the East, snowcapped Mt. Washington (6,288 ft.). Visitors to the North Conway, New Hampshire area have many activities to choose from. One of the highlights is a train ride on the Conway Scenic Railroad. Apx. 250 mi / 405 km
Day 7: White Mountains
The Kancamagus Scenic Byway follows a beautiful path through New Hampshire’s White Mountains. A stunning spectrum of color underscores the region’s natural beauty year round. The road meanders through vast forests, old logging roads, and Indian hunting paths. Enjoy this area to savor the natural beauty of the White Mountains.
Day 8-9: Green Mountains
On your way to Vermont treat yourself to an ice cream at Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory! Enjoy the classic New England landscape and architecture — a mountain ridgeline, a winding river, hillside farms and quaint villages. Head for Burlington on the banks of Lake Champlain and visit Woodstock, a charming New England village with traditional shops and covered bridges. Drive the great scenic loop highway with white steeple churches, winding roads and quaint New England towns set up against mountains as old as time. Apx. 155 mi / 250 km
Day 10: To Connecticut River Valley, MA
Manchester Village is a lovely stop on your way to the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. Visit the Hancock Shaker village, a restored 19th century settlement. As you travel south through The Berkshires today, you soon come upon Lenox, which was a prosperous farming and mill town until it was suddenly „discovered“ by the rich and famous in Boston and New York in the mid 1800s and today’s summer home of the Boston Symphony. Apx. 208 mi / 334 km
Day 11: Connecticut River Valley – Newport
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be more scenic roads in New England, you’ll experience US Route 20 across southern Massachusetts through Sturbridge and the Blackstone River Valley on your way to Newport, Rhode Island. Plan to stop at Old Sturbridge Village where you will come face-to- face with the past and the events that shaped life from the late 1700s to early 1800s in colonial Massachusetts. The Village, complete with actors in 18th century costumes, illustrates the struggles and triumphs of everyday life in colonial New England. Continue to Newport, summer resort of America’s first millionaires. Newport’s restored waterfront features many quaint shops and restaurants. Apx. 130 mi / 210 km
Day 12: Newport
Get ready for the wonders of Newport today. This beautifully located town is called „America’s First Resort“ after many of America’s wealthiest individuals built magnificent summer homes here around the turn of the century. Today, many of these mansions are museums and can be visited. Newport is also a great walking town. You can take the Harbor Walk North and The Harbor Walk South, both of which begin at Perrotti Park, and the Cliff Walk, which follows the coastline and the cliffs. There is also 10 mile scenic driving tour which begins at The Elms and the Newport Winery.
Day 13-14: Newport – Cape Cod
Today you travel to Cape Cod. Hyannis lies on the formation’s southern coast and looks south towards the idyllic Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, both of which should be visited. Cape Cod itself, a lasting favorite with vacationers, is a peninsula that juts 100 miles into the sea. We recommend a visit of artistic Provincetown, situated on the northern tip of Cape Cod, Apx. 50 miles north of Hyannis. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean it is well known for its beautiful beaches and sand dunes. Apx. 78 mi / 130km
Day 15: Cape Cod – Boston
If time allows on your way back to Boston, we suggest a stop in Sandwich, the Cape’s oldest town and also a visit to Plymouth’s Plimoth Plantation: a real life experience of 17th century Pilgrim and Colonial Times where you can also see the Mayflower II. Apx. 74 mi / 120 km
Manchmal muss es einfach was besonderes sein. Eine Reise die sich auf deine Bedürfnisse, deine Wünsche, deine Zeit und deine Ziele einstellt. Nicht andersherum! Hier findest du einen Überblick für dein individuelles Urlaubserlebnis.